1. Molly
    June 24, 2019 @ 11:19 am

    Yet again you’ve nailed it?


  2. GP
    June 26, 2019 @ 9:51 pm

    But he already is talking to you and trying to connect with you through scripting, and planning July 4th, and talking about Disney movies, and cooking and baking, proper Christmas decoration storage, and Sprite Zero, and I am sure so much more. Scripting and echolalia are ways to say things when words cannot be accessed easily.

    The pathways for producing completely spontaneous speech are different from those that allow a person to generate scripts and echolalia (they are based on sound memory). Scripting allows someone to use words that they heard before in a certain context and to apply them in a similar context in a way that seems to fit.

    We have to learn to interpret the scripts and to try to understand what the other person is trying to communicate. Even we do not get each script, we must remember that scripting, like behavior, is communication and a way to connect with another person. When my child scripts with me and I join her, we are fully connecting. When she engages me in the same script that she enjoys so much, she is trying to share this joy with me. It is an amazing, loving form of communication.

    When we really listen with an open mind, we will feel the love, and we will recognize the attempts to reach out and connect and communicate with us that are often coded in scripting and even in monologues and repeated talks about the same subjects. It is a different language, and I strongly believe that we owe it to our loved ones to learn their love language.


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